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    Skipping based on previous responses DirectRT 2012 (case 15414)

    Hi,
    I'd like to know whether trial 10, for example, can be skipped based on a participant's response to trial 5. Is it possible in DirectRT 2012?
    To be more specific, I have 5 questions in my practice trials. If question 1 is answered incorrectly, it is repeated again. If it's answered incorrectly the second time, then question 2 is presented. Later, once a participant goes through all five questions, I want to present question 1 for the third time (or any of the 5 questions for that matter) if and only if it was answered incorrectly twice previously.
    Thank you in advance,
    Greg
    Last edited by jason_reed; 07-29-2014 at 06:29 PM.

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    Could you upload a copy of your input file(s)? I'd be happy to look at them.
    Jason Reed
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    Hi Jason,
    Attached is the input file with the practice trials. As you will see, on trial 4, if letter L (code 38) is pressed, a participant skips to trial 5. Otherwise, trial 4 continues and they have to press letter L again; after two mistakes they move on to trial 5 anyway. The key trials here are 9 through 13. I want trial 9 be displayed only if the participant made two mistakes on trial 4 - that is, he/she failed to press letter L on trial 4 twice in a row. However, if the participant did not make a mistake or made only one mistake, I want to skip trial 9. The same association would be between trial 5 and 10, 6 and 11, 7 and 12, as well as 8 and 13. I hope that makes sense.
    Thank you in advance for your help.
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    If you first want the participants to go through trials 4-8 consecutively, then DirectRT will not be able to dictate any skipping or jumping for trials 9-13 based on the responses in trials 4-8. At this point in time, DirectRT cannot dictate jumping or skipping based on the responses from previous trials.
    Jason Reed
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    Thank you for your reply. This would definitely be a useful function to have in the future DirectRT. It would not necessarily be a Skip function, but possibly a Display function (in a similar way that Qualtrics differentiates between these two functions). That is, a particular trial is displayed only if a specific response is chosen on a previous trial.

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    Thanks for the feedback!
    Jason Reed
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